Tony Smith expects rugby league to go in to shutdown

Drew Darbyshire

Hull KR coach Tony Smith expects rugby league to become the latest high-profile sport in the UK to go in to shutdown because of coronavirus.

Rovers knocked Leigh out of the Challenge Cup with a 22-19 victory at Hull College Craven Park on Sunday afternoon.

Rugby league was played at the weekend but Smith doesn’t expect that to last for much longer.

Smith said: “I think everybody’s looking for an indication on what’s coming next for sport and our sport in particular.

“We will probably go along with the trend of most other sports. I can’t see us being the exception for too much longer.

“This round of course we were lucky to get through and I’d be surprised if there wasn’t a break.”

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